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Live and Recorded talks relating to:

Latin America

  • The textiles of Paracas: a wonder in wool
    The textiles of Paracas: a wonder in wool
    The embroidered mantles of Paracas are known as some of the finest ever produced by Pre-Columbian societies. Please join Maria as she explains the wonderful stories surrounding these textiles. more info below.
  • The Aztec Mexica: Lords of all created things
    The Aztec Mexica: Lords of all created things
    Maria will he take us to XIV century Mesoamerica when the so- called Mexica arrived at lake Texcoco and right in the middle of it founded the most extraordinary city of the ancient Americas: Tenochtitlan. We will cover its society, economy, fashion, religion and collapse.
  • Frida Kahlo: Identity and Political Commitment
    Frida Kahlo: Identity and Political Commitment
    Frida's genes were half German & half Mexican. She could be considered a “mestiza”. Very proud of both her ancestries, as we can appreciate in her paintings, we'll go through her life from the point of view of her strong relationship with politics and Mexican traditions.
  • Mexican Muralism “Public Art, Identity & Collective Memory”
    Mexican Muralism “Public Art, Identity & Collective Memory”
    A movement which started in the 1920s as part of the political modernization of the country after the 1910 revolution, the murals were painted to send a strong message to the people, in order to reunify what we call today Mexico. Diego Rivera, D.A.Siqueiros & Clemente Orozco will all be discussed.
  • Bonampak: The Sistine Chapel of the Americas
    Bonampak: The Sistine Chapel of the Americas
    Hidden in the rainforest of Chiapas, Mexico, there are frescoes painted more than a millennia ago by unknown Mayan artists depicting the sophistication of the royal court: musicians, singers, noblemen, battles and more! A magical place, which we will thoroughly visit today.
  • Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera: A Volatile Relationship
    Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera: A Volatile Relationship
    This duo of eccentric artists, political activists and vibrant human beings will captivate the audience. Frida & Diego were both exceptional in so many ways! This will be a lecture about love, passion and art created by both of them in the first half of the 20th century.
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